Lion King UK 2022 tour tickets, dates, venues and cast

All about the 2022 Lion King tour in the UK

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The Lion King is touring the UK 2022 – here’s all you need to know.

The new UK tour of Disney’s The Lion King will celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary since premiering in London.

Based on the all-time classic animated film, The Lion King is set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa. Exploding with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music, it tells the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.

Lion King 2022 UK tour tickets


Book tickets Edinburgh The Edinburgh Playhouse
02 June 2022 - 02 July 2022

Book tickets Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
08 July 2022 - 27 August 2022

Book tickets Southampton Mayflower Theatre
08 September 2022 - 15 October 2022

Book tickets Manchester Palace Theatre
27 October 2022 - 19 February 2023

Further dates will be announced soon.

Director Julie Taymor made Broadway history by becoming the first woman to win the Tony Award® for ’Best Director of a Musical’ for her work on the production, which features incredible staging and puppets.

The Lion King opened in London in October 1999, two years after the original Broadway production, and has been seen by over 95 million people across the world.

The upcoming tour is the second in the UK after the first outing between 2012 and 2015.

Lion King UK tour cast

The Lion King UK tour cast sees Stephenson Ardern-Sodje play Simba, Nokwanda Khuzwayo taking on the role of Nala.

Alan Mchale will play Timon, Carl Sanderson will play Pumbaa, Matthew Forbes will play Zazu, Jean-Luc Guizonne will play Mufasa, Owain Rhys Davies will play Ed, Rebecca Omogbehin will play Shenzi, Thandazile Soni will play Rafiki, Simon Trinder will play Banzai and Richard Hurst will play Scar.

Completing the cast are: Lwando Bam, Mamido Bomboko Souchu, Khanyisani Beato, Jorell Coiffic-Kamall, Rushand Chambers, Tau-En Chien, Elisa Chou, Tevin Daniel, Tim Driesen, Oraine Frater, Adebunmi Gabriel, Brian Gilligan, Daniel Griffith, Alicia Hayward, Zalika Henry, Caleaf Henson, Olivia Jones, Melvin Le Blanc, Jochebel Maccarthy, Zanele Mazibuko, Fallon Mondlane, Zanele Ndlovu, Buhle Nkomo, Craig Pedro, Joaquin Pedro Valdes, Connor Pelé Williams, Tara Price, Kyle Richardson, Cristiane Santos De Jesus, Lukin Simmonds, Sherry Tay, Francesca Thompson, Maria Yim and Bukiwe Zinganto.

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